So Grateful Tutorial with Gillian Nelson

Gillian Nelson (Blog: Gillian Nelson | Instagram: @gnelson05 | Pinterest: @gilliann | Twitter: @GillianNelson05) created this "Grateful Frame" and has a step-by-step tutorial for it!

Gillian Nelson


Supplies: Amy Tangerine Stitched (368968) – After Glow Thickers, (368958) – Felted Paper, (368953) – Flora Paper, (368955) – Meadow Paper, (368954) – Applique Paper, (368941) – Garden Paper; Shimelle (368155) – Swanson Paper, (368142) – Hall Paper, (368147) – Harding Paper; Haunted Hollow (368672) – Book of Spells Paper; Pen (PP05-62321) – Precision .05; Adhesive – Tombo Mono Glue; Die Cut Machine, Cut File (Design #64493) – Silhouette; Bulletin Board and Thumbtacks – Mega Brands International

1. Die cut the word "grateful" from patterned paper using the Silhouette Cameo and a font, or like I did here, a cut file made out of your own handwriting. (I have a post on my blog about how to accomplish this fun technique.) I made this die cut approximately 11" wide.
2. Apply craft glue to the reverse side of the die cut.
3. Adhere the word to the upper left corner of an 18 x 22 bulletin board.
4. Print multiple copies of miniature cards reading "I am grateful for: " on white cardstock, and trim to 2.25 x 3.5" size.
5. Select various patterned papers from the Stitched, Shimelle, and Haunted Hollow lines, and trim them into a corresponding number of 2.75 x 4" rectangles.
6. Ink the edges of the "grateful" cards and adhere one each to the patterned paper blocks.
7. Create a box large enough to hold the cards from patterned paper. I used a Silhouette die cut, but you could also use a box from a deck of cards for this purpose and cover the surfaces of the box with patterned paper. Add a label to the front of the box with text that says, "and here's why…"
8. Apply Thickers to the bulletin board above the "grateful" die cut. Use thumbtacks to hang the box on the bulletin board under the "grateful" die cut.
9. Store your gratitude cards in the box, along with a pen, and hang in a prominent spot in your home so that your family will see it often and add to it to celebrate the spirit of this season.

Switch out the cards and colors to match the holidays throughout the year!